Long Distance Buses
There are a number of long distance buses including Translux, Intercape, Greyhound and the Baz Bus (which is the only real backpacker bus).
(randomly selected service providers from all regions)
Barry’s offers upmarket accommodation (linen and towels provided) at backpacker rates.
Sodwana backpackers accommodation close to the beach and dive courses for everyone.
This Drakensberg backpacking hostel is surrounded by indigenous gardens and beautiful mountains.
(Northern Drakensberg,Drakensberg Backpacker Hostels)
This Lesotho backpackers is set in the grounds of the original trading post and is a good base for exploring the beautiful Lesotho surroundings.
Giving you mo'Afrika for your moolah from shark-cage diving to spa packages.
Nothando is situated in the centre of Plettenberg Bay and is a five star backpackers.
(Plettenberg Bay,Garden Route)
A quiet beach with warm water year round, thumping surf and safe swimming is just a 2 minute walk away. Most mornings see dolphins cruising around the point.
(Umzumbe KZN,South Coast)
This Cape Town backpacking hostel is between the mountain and the city and within walking distance of everywhere.
(Cape Town City Bowl,Cape Town)
Chameleon Safaris Namibia run budget safaris to all the major destinations in Namibia.
This Hazyview backpackers offers bushwalking, safari-ing, braaing or just hanging out at the pool.